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This is 49-year-old Isatu. She is a widow and has 3 children (aged 26, 16 and 2) and one additional dependent. In 2000, Isatu established her peanut business. She began her business because she wanted a reliable source of income to support her family. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business.

Isatu would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 which will increase her profit by Le 300,000 monthly. She needs a loan in order to buy peanuts by the bag. In the future, Isatu plans to build a house and to give her children a quality education. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Isatu to buy peanuts by the bag for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012